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April is Poetry Month

March 26, 2017

Poems are like messages in a bottle sent out with little hope of finding a recipient. Those of us who find and read poems become their unknown addresses.

From How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry)

by Edward Hirsch Poetry Foundation

As I prepared for today’s post, I again realized I am not as poetic as I would like. I am not as comfortable as I would like to be in my appreciation or teaching of poetry. I know that it is an essential part of who we are. It tells our histories, our dreams, and our secret aspirations, but most importantly it is a creative tool to communicate all of the above.

While we hope that poetry is appreciated in your classroom throughout the year, April is a reminder that our children deserve an opportunity to learn to love poetry.

Have a great day!

Linda

If you give a child a word….they will make poetry!

 

Resources for Teaching and Appreciating Poetry

Please share  ways you teach poetry in your classroom. Comments are welcome.

Updated and reblogged March 26, 2017 from the original March 30, 2012 post.

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